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Seisonkaku Villa

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Address: 1-2 Kenroku-machi, Kanazawa 920-0936, Ishikawa Prefecture
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outstanding Meiji-era architecture, awe-inspiring porch overlooks a beautiful garden

Admission to the villa requires a separate ticket in addition to the entrance fee for Kenroku-en Garden. It is fully worth the extra money for anyone interested in a glimpse at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2016
Aomori, Japan

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Aomori, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

Admission to the villa requires a separate ticket in addition to the entrance fee for Kenroku-en Garden. It is fully worth the extra money for anyone interested in a glimpse at a well kept, first-rate Japanese house with both traditional and modern touches. The property is a handsome house constructed in 1863 by a Maeda Nariyasu, the incumbent ruling lord... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Don't walk past this without paying the extra admission and going in. It is among the best preserved villas in Japan with wonderful fusuma, and other art, and a real feeling of old Japan.

Thank Richard J
Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

Was not sure at first what to expect, but this heaven inside of Kenroku-en is pure jewel. Beautifully preserved villa, with nice collection of art. Worth the entry fee for sure.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

The building was built by a Samurai for his mother to live in comfortable retirement. It is very large and airy with an upper floor. The whole building is most elegant.

Thank Allan C
Alameda, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

This villa was built on the edge of Kenrokuen Garden in 1863 and includes a surprising number of very large rooms with unusual interior decoration. Touring this villa was a high point of our stay in Kanazawa.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

This is a beautiful villa set in the Kenroku-en gardens, it was built by the 13th warlord for his mother and there are family items on display. well worth the visit

Thank Sue G
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

This villa was built in 1863 by the 13th Daimyou of Kaga-han, Maeda Nariyasu, as a retirement residence for his mother. It features a scenic courtyard garden. Architecturally, the villa is a composite of sukiya style 数奇屋風書院 (2nd floor), Buke style 武家書院 (1st floor) and Meiji era innovations. My favourite thing about this residence though is the delicate yet enduring... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

This house was built for the mother of a 13th century daimyo (nobleman). The highlights for us were the collection of her personal items which were nicely displayed and the detail in the structure and and decoration of the building itself. A good demonstration of the luxury of nobility. There is also a small garden. We felt it was worth... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Entrance through Kenrokuen (or from outside), separate fee though. Went there to escape crowds in Kenrokuen and was pleasantly surprised. It has 2 floors, on the second floor there is a room with gorgeously painted walls with vibrant colours. There are even english explanations. No photography inside (and shoes as there is traditional tatami flooring).

Thank Jan H
Nagoya, Japan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

Adult fare is ¥700 and personally I find it a bit too much for not being able to take pictures. Not even of the rooftops. They are holding a summer kimono exhibit right now thigh, which being the kimono enthusiast that I am, kind of made it worrh pay the money.

Thank Tooru B

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